Category: Community

What to do on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & how you can promote diversity, equity & inclusion within your community
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What to do on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & how you can promote diversity, equity & inclusion within your community

Leffler, W. K., photographer. Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington D.C, 1963. Dec. 3. Photograph Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2011648312/. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is quickly approaching and now is the time to reflect on how Dr. King’s lessons can be applied today. In an effort to continue the work of Dr. King,...

Becoming a hero to a child: Student-athletes volunteer in local schools
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Becoming a hero to a child: Student-athletes volunteer in local schools

Between balancing practice, classes, homework and jobs, Davenport University student-athletes are dedicating time to mentor children in Caledonia schools. The HEROES Mentoring Program, led by the DU Volunteer Center at the W.A Lettinga Campus, focuses on helping middle school students develop competence and character. “The DU volunteers get a lot out of being there for...

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Employees share #MyDU5

Over the last several weeks employees have been asked to participate in the #MyDU5 campaign. This campaign was designed to tell their DU story in just five words. All entries received either before DavenFest or during the pre-event activities were entered into a drawing for six prizes. Nearly 50 employees participated in this campaign and...

Briefs & Highlights at DU – Winter 2018
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Briefs & Highlights at DU – Winter 2018

Briefs and Highlights is a new feature on News @ DU. It shares news, presentations, achievements and other highlights of Davenport University faculty, staff and students. Email ducomm@davenport.edu to submit your highlights for future editions.  Faculty Research & Achievements College of Technology faculty member publishes article in Nature Scientific Reports Samer Hanoudi, a faculty member...

DU Legal Studies students help provide about $100,000 worth of free estate planning services to community
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DU Legal Studies students help provide about $100,000 worth of free estate planning services to community

Estate planning is key for senior citizens, but some local seniors and low income citizens might not have the spare funds to pay a lawyer to draft necessary legal documents. Through the Davenport Estate Planning Service program, students at Davenport University have provided about $100,000 worth of free legal estate planning services over the last...

Student volunteers from DU provide free income tax prep for Grand Rapids families
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Student volunteers from DU provide free income tax prep for Grand Rapids families

This year, Davenport University volunteers — including students, staff, faculty and alumni — will provide more than 10,000 hours of service through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, an IRS initiative that offers free income tax preparation for low income families. More than 40 of the volunteers hail from DU’s accounting program. Some utilize VITA...

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